The Scoop

The Scoop is the American Libraries blog and covers a wide range of issues related to libraries and librarians, including conference posts about ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference. The section also provides news, features, Q&As, photos, videos, slide shows, and other coverage of the industry.

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    Latest Library Links, February 25, 2015

    February 25, 2015

    ALA News Celebrate National Library Workers Day, April 14 Annual Conference News Session proposal deadlines this weekend Division News Conformity, resistance, and the ACRL Information Literacy Framework Standard Citation Forms for Rare Materials Cataloging now online Awards & Grants 2015 Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Libraries in the News NCAC responds to Rush Revere in Ohio … Continue reading Latest Library Links, February 25, 2015

  • The uncertain fate of rare manuscripts looted by ISIS militants in Mosul

    Latest Library Links, February 24, 2015

    February 24, 2015

    American Libraries Online Writing app reviews Libraries explore a variety of mobile options ALA News ALA Council petition candidates NMRT online session on salary negotiation National Freedom of Information Day Conference, March 13 Annual Conference News Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) will be an Auditorium Speaker Division News Tickets for Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Brian Selznick LITA … Continue reading Latest Library Links, February 24, 2015

E-Content

The E-Content blog provides information about e-publishing, including news and data about ebooks and other forms of digital publishing and technology.

  • Douglas County Libraries Report, pricing comparison as of January 5, 2015

    DCL Ebook Report, January 2015

    | January 26, 2015

    The Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries ebook price comparisons for January have been released (PDF file). This month’s are based on the New York Times bestseller lists. Of 30 titles, 28 are available as ebooks to libraries. Cost remains the big issue. While most print books are available to libraries at a bit less than the … Continue reading DCL Ebook Report, January 2015

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    ALA Meets with New York Publishers

    | December 9, 2014

    In the first week of December, a delegation of leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) met—in separate meetings—with executives of Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group to discuss the current state and future of library ebook lending. This delegation was led by ALA president Courtney L. Young and the cochairs of … Continue reading ALA Meets with New York Publishers